NY State Program Code: 23163
HEGIS Code: 0831.00
(28 education credits; 57 art and art history credits)
Cindy Maguire, Director
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The BFA in Art and Design Education prepares students to be innovative, dynamic, teaching-artists for diverse learners across a range of educational settings. Our graduates are working in:
- Pre-K through 12 public, private and charter schools
- Museum education programs
- Community-based organizations
- Other entrepreneurial endeavors
We view teaching art & design as a creative process fostered by intensive studio preparation. Students engage in multiple ways of making, presenting, interpreting and teaching art & design as well as how to collaborate across a variety of disciplines and communities in the process. Key components of our program include:
- Contemporary art and design
- Technology including STEAM, animation, game design and other time-based media
- Advocating for the arts in a global and culturally diverse world
The students in our program receive individualized attention from initial advisement through completion of their BFA in Art and Design Education. They also have access to high quality fieldwork placements, and the support of a engaged alumni network.
The program has a growing list of partners and projects in Long Island, New York City as well as internationally and our students are active participants through their creative and academic work. Guest speakers in the arts provide additional professional opportunities and experiences.
The degree requirements are consistent with NAEA and NCATE standards as well as the New York State Education Department requirements, and establish Adelphi University as a leading national undergraduate program in Art and Design Education.
Upon graduation students are eligible for a pre-K – 12 NY State Visual Arts Education credential.
Students in the Art and Design Education program come with a range of personal interests including studio art, design, animation, museum education and are interested in working in schools as well as community-based non-profit and for-profit educational settings regionally and internationally.
All teacher certification candidates must successfully complete New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and Assessments. These include the ALST, EAS, and Visual Arts Content Specialty Test.
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In addition to the Art and Design Education requirements below, students must also complete the University’s General Education requirements.